The New Worshiping Communities Seed Grant still provides $7,500 to help start a 1001 community, but now it is for the first year of ministry, rather than six months.
Both the Investment and Growth grant require dollar matching from a mid-council, congregation or in-kind support.
All new worshiping community leaders are still eligible to apply for a Health Insurance Grant, worth $1,500 per year—twice renewable. The Board of Pensions offers a variety of resources to new and existing employers to assist them in communicating about benefits plans and programs to employees. The following toolkits contain a variety of materials that may be used or adapted to communicate with employees. Please follow this link for further information.
Mission Program Grants also provides grants to presbyteries seeking continual congregational transformation— and the Sam & Helen R. Walton Award, given every March, to excellent new worshiping communities to help with capital expenses.
The Presbytery Grant for Congregational Transformation provides funding to Presbyteries that can help change congregations. Presbyteries may request a one-time grant of ordinarily up to $50,000. The first year lump sum payment will be for up to $30,000 and assuming satisfactory progress has been made toward meeting stated goals; a second year lump sum payment of up to $20,000 will be disbursed.
Mission Program Grants Proposal Submission and Review Dates
2020 Cut-off Date for Receipt of Proposals
2020 Review Date
|October 9, 2019||November 20, 2019|
|February 3||March 9-10*|
|March 16||April 22|
|May 4||June 3|
|June 8||July 15|
|July 20||August 26|
|August 31||October 13-14*|
* Face-to-Face Mission Development Resources Committee Meeting
The Sam & Helen R. Walton Award Nominations need to be filed for each nominee and received in the Office of Mission Program Grants by January 31st of each year. The 2020 Mission Development Resources Committee Review Date will be March 8-9. *
If you have questions about whether you qualify or about other funding opportunities, please contact:
Tim McCallister, Associate
Phone 800-728-7228, ext. 5230
Mary Oxford, Administrative Assistant
Phone 800-728-7228, ext. 5251